Dublin Dance Festival/ Maguy Marin
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Dozens of characters make an appearance in this fascinating one-man-show by the fearless and celebrated French choreographer Maguy Marin. Using simple props, actor David Mambouch skilfully creates a moving gallery of portraits in this intriguing, austere performance. His own identity is concealed behind a succession of images of faces – some are familiar, others are not. Adopting and shedding personas as often as his costumes, he switches from one identity to another, expertly adjusting his gestures and posture to each. Male and female, old and young, celebrities and strangers: his precisely timed movements describe his characters without uttering a single word.
Singspiele is a show about listening, about hearing the stories held behind mute faces and acknowledging our primal need to be recognised.
“The actor David Mambouch … firmly holds the reins of this performance, surrendering his body like modeling clay to all the ages and body types whose faces he impersonates.” Le Monde
“This solo, driven by the excellent David Mambouch, is the most understated and concentrated piece Marin has created in a long time.” Artistik Rezo
Running Time: 60 minutes
French Embassy in Ireland
Choreographer: Maguy Marin
Performer: David Mambouch
Set Designer: Benjamin Lebreton
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Dublin Dance Festival
Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share the very best of contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. Since its inauguration in 2002, the Festival’s ambitions have been big and brave. The Festival brings hugely influential dance makers to Dublin, while also providing an international platform for established and emerging Irish dance artists. The 2017 Festival will run through May 18 – 28. Get ready to experience a vibrant mix of visual theatre, live music, video interactions, powerful personal testimony and incredible dance and much more.